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[audio]Thematic Discourses about Nuns - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Ten short but profound discourses from the Thematic Discourses (Saṁyuttanikāya) in the Pāḷi Canon in which Māra tries to tempt or distract various Arahat nuns but only gets fine rebukes from the nuns for his trouble. Some of the most memorable teaching in verse is found in this collection. The text with the audio embedded on the page, can be found on this page. The recital here is in English, for the same discourses in Pāḷi go to this page.
Keywords: Bhikkhunis, Nuns, Mara, Discourses, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra
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[audio]The Great Emancipation - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A translation of The Discourse about the Great Emancipation (Mahaparinibbanasuttam) which forms the 16th discourse in the Long Collection (Digha Nikaya) of the Buddha's discourses. The story of the last year of the Buddha's life in told in detail in six chapters, which include his final instructions for the Community, and his painful last journey.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Buddha biography
Downloads: 1,659 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: What is Meditation? - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Bhante Anandajoti discusses the nature of meditation in Buddhism and how it can be practiced by everybody to help them in their everyday lives as lay people having families and a career to pursue.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 1,438 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks at Champaka Lodge (KL) (2nd set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 42
[audio]The Duration of the Buddha Sasana - Bhikkhu Moneyya
In this impromptu talk Bhante talks about the decline of the Buddha's Sasana or dispensation and his hopes and aspirations for his monk's life. A personal reflection at Vesakha.
Keywords: Buddha, Sasana, Dhamma, Dharma
Downloads: 193
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: The Bhikkhuni Lineage - Bhante Anandajoti
A short talk given by Bhante Anandajoti on International Bhikkhuni Day, September 29th, 2012, to introduce some of the issues around the ordination of women in the Theravada tradition. The talk covers such topics as the Buddha's original intention in organising the Dispensation, the teachings given by Bhikkhunis, the Asokan missions and their results, passing the lineage to China, the end of the lineage, its reinstatement and more.
Keywords: Bhikkhunis; Women's Ordination; Nuns; Theravada; Asokan Missions
Downloads: 92
[audio]Vesak 2009: Chanting of the Dhammacakkappavattanasutta
Chanting of the Dhammacakkappavattanasutta at Vesak (Saturday, May 9th, 2009) by Bhantes Dhammavamsa, Anandajoti and Saranadhamma.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Chanting; Protection; Pirit
Downloads: 155
[audio]The Matrix from the Abstract Teaching - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The matrix from the Abhidhamma or abstract teaching is a table or grid against which other doctrines are classified in the other Abhidhamma books, it is therefore used as a reference point for the other doctrines that are examined. The matrix is divided into three parts, the triplets matrix, the pairs matrix and the pairs matrix from the discourses.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Abhidhamma; Abhidharma
Downloads: 482
[audio]The Buddha's Journey from Uruvilva to Rsipatana - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The translation that follows is from a section of the Sanskrit text, the Mahavastu (Great Story) dealing with the period after Lord Buddha left the area where he had attained Awakening until he arrives at the place where he will give his first recorded teachings.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Awakening
Downloads: 274
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Two Talks in South Africa
Godwin gave these two talks in South Africa probably during the 1990s. They concern topics close to Godwin's heart: how to handle emotions and the development of loving-kindness.
Keywords: Meditation; Mindfulness; Loving-Kindness; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 28
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks in Singapore (2nd set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 41
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Stress and the Four Noble Truths
How the Four Noble Truths can help us deal with stress. The talk was given in Singapore at an unknown date in the early 90s.
Keywords: Meditation; Dhamma; Dharma; Mindfulness
Downloads: 86
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Talks in Germany
Talks given by Godwin in Buddhistische Gesellschaft Hamburg, Germany, August 7-12, 1991. In the 1st and 5th talk I have retained the German translation, but the others are English only. Godwin deals with a number of his favourite topics in these talks.
Keywords: Meditation; Mindfulness; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 72
[audio]Exalted Utterances - Udana - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A reading of my translation of the Pali Canonical book Udana, entitled Exalted Utterances. This reading is organised by individual discourse, for the same reading by chapters see here.
Keywords: Buddhism; Buddhist doctrine; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta
Downloads: 311
[audio]Madame Albers Poem: Buddha - Madame A Christina Albers
A short poem of less than 400 lines by Madame A Christina Albers outlining the Life of the Buddha including his parinibbana told in ten chapters written in simple but poetic English. Read by the writer and translator Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 254
[audio]Buddhanīti Sangaho Chanted in Pali - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This collection of verses, made by one of the leading scholar-monks in Sri Lanka in the 20th century, is one of the most useful compiliations on the moral life of the layman that can be found. NOTE: this is the Pāḷi only reading of the text. If you want to hear the Pāḷi along with the translation please see Buddhist Wisdom Verses.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Virtue; Ethics; Wisdom
Downloads: 266
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Talks in Singapore (Second Series)
A second series of talks given in Singapore by Godwin, this time the date is unknown but we believe it to be the early 90s.
Keywords: Meditation; Mindfulness; Dhamma; Dharma; Loving-Kindness
Downloads: 103
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Introductory Talk at the One-Day Dynamic Meditation Retreat
Ajahn Suthep: Introductory Talk at the One-Day Dynamic Meditation Retreat held on March 1st 2009.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 111
[audio]The Great Emancipation (Mahaparinibbanasutta) - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A translation of The Discourse about the Great Emancipation (Mahaparinibbanasuttam) which forms the 16th discourse in the Long Collection (Digha Nikaya) of the Buddha's discourses. The story of the last year of the Buddha's life in told in detail in six chapters, which include his final instructions for the Community, and his painful last journey.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Buddha biography
Downloads: 457
[audio]Namakkarapali, The Reverence Text - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Namakkārapāḷi is a popular chanting text in Myanmar. It was written by the Venerable Elder Sāsanasodhaka as we are informed in the relevant section of the Ṭīkā. The text consists of 28 verses written in different metres in ascending order of syllables, starting with the Vatta (a.k.a. Siloka) and ending with the Saddharā. In the presentation here I have given an analysis of the metres before each verse...
Keywords: Chanting; Pali; Burmese Text
Downloads: 134
[audio]The Long Discourse Giving Advice to Rahula - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Middle Length Collection (Majjhima Nikaya) of the Pali Canon in which the Buddha gives advice to his son Rahula on the subject of meditation.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation
Downloads: 419
[audio]The Discourse Concerning Malunkyaputta - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Connected Discourse Collection (Samyutta Nikaya) of the Pali Canon in which the Buddha leads the monk Malunkyaputta through a series of questions and answers meant to bring him to a deeper understanding of reality.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation
Downloads: 369
[audio]Master Law: Life after Death
Master Law Chu Hian speaking about his own experience of life after death. Master Law nearly died of cancer but eventually recovered and now lives a new life as a philanphropist and occasional Dhamma teacher.  
Keywords: cancer; survival; rebirth
Downloads: 394
[audio]The Discourse giving the Analysis of the Truths - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Middle Length collection of the Pali Canon in which Ven Sariputta offers an analysis of the Four Noble Truths.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 406
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks in the Klang Valley - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 93
[audio]The Discourse giving the Explanation and Analysis of Conditional Origination from the Beginning - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A text giving an Explanation and Analysis of Conditional Origination that has been preserved in the Sanskrit Canon. It is similar to ones in the Pali Canon but with some interesting variations. I also translated this particular text into Pāli, if you would like to see the Sanskritised Prakrit, Pāli and English version, which also has more elaberate notes, see THIS PAGE.
Keywords: Conditional Origination; Dhamma; Dharma; Buddha; Sanskrit
Downloads: 345
[audio]The Discourse about Mindfulness related to the Body - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Majjhimanikaya of the Pali Canon which contains many of the same meditation as the Ways of Attending to Mindfuless discourse, but with a different ending concerning the Absorptions (Jhana), with some beautiful similies at the end.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 428
[audio]The Great Chapter (pages) - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Great Chapter, which forms part of the Book of Discipline in the Pali Canon, is one of the main sources of information we have for the life story of the Buddha in the year following his Awakening. Many different episodes are recounted here: the time he spent in the vicinity of the Bodhi tree and his encounters there; his decision to teach and journey across India to accomplish that desire; the 1st, 2nd and 3rd discourses that were recorded; the conversation of 1,000 yogis; and his meeting wi...
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Buddha biography
Downloads: 466
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks at Vivekavana (Penang) (2nd set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 74
[audio]The Second Discourse giving an Analysis of the Faculties - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Buddha enumerates and then analyses the Five Faculties of Faith, Energy, Mindfulness, Concentration and Wisdom. From the Indriyasamyutta of the Pali Canon (SN 48.10).
Keywords: Mindfulness; Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 73
[audio]The Great Chapter - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Great Chapter, which forms part of the Book of Discipline in the Pali Canon, is one of the main sources of information we have for the life story of the Buddha in the year following his Awakening. Many different episodes are recounted here: the time he spent in the vicinity of the Bodhi tree and his encounters there; his decision to teach and journey across India to accomplish that desire; the 1st, 2nd and 3rd discourses that were recorded; the conversation of 1,000 yogis; and his meeting wi...
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Buddha biography
Downloads: 61
[audio]The Discourse about the Belief Systems - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Anguttara Nikaya of the Pali Canon in which the Buddha contrasts the 3 belief systems (determinism, God, and chance) with his own teaching of conditional origination.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 389
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Right Livelihood
Bhante Anandajoti giving a Dhamma Talk on the subject of Right Livelihood on April 3rd 2009
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 67
[audio]The Asokan Missions - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A reading of the first translation of the Extended Mahāvaṁsa chapters XII-XIV, which describe the missions sent out during King Asoka's time to bring the Dhamma to the outlying districts and countries. Text can be found here. There is also a video about Asoka and the Missions here.
Keywords: Asoka, Buddhism, Buddhist History, Sri Lanka, Mahinda
Downloads: 227
[audio]The Ways of Attending to Mindfulness - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A reading of the Long Discourse on The Ways of Attending to Mindfulness, which forms the 22nd Discourse in the Long Collection (Digha Nikaya) of the Discourses of the Buddha. This is the main discourse on the development of meditation in the Pali Canon. The files in this collection were updated in October 2011 to reflect changes in presentation of the html files on my website.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 1,822
[audio]เทศน์ มหาชาติ - พระวรัตม์ คมฺภีรปญฺโญ นรสิงห์
A reading of a Thai translation of the Vessantara Jataka by Phra Warat Gambhīrapañño Norasingha, recorded at Wat Kasattrathirat Voravihan, Ayutthaya, Thailand on 13th November 2012.
Keywords: Vessantara Jataka, Wetsandon Jataka, Jataka, Dhamma, Dharma
Downloads: 148
[audio]Parayanavagga Chanted in Pali - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This is a reading of one of the earliest Buddhist texts, the Pārāyanavagga (The Way to the Beyond) in the Pāḷi Canonical language, which forms part 5 of the Suttanipāta (KN 5). The text falls into three clearly discernible sections. The first form the Vatthugāthā, the Introductory Verses; this is followed by the Pucchā, or Questions, in which are recorded, mainly in verse, 16 dialogues between the Buddha and a group of brāhmaṇa meditation masters; and thirdly, there is a fitting epil...
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 434
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks at Vivekavana (Penang) (1st set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 153
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks at Champaka Lodge (KL) (1st set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 49
[audio]The Discourse to Girimananda - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A Discourse from the Anguttara Nikaya of the Pali Canon, addressed to the monk Girimananda explaining 10 different types of meditation practice.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation
Downloads: 460
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Research into Rebirth
A talk about research into rebirth cases in Sri Lanka: the types of cases, their interpretation, and its relevance for meditation. Recorded in Singapore in 1992, it came at the end of his stay there in July of that year.
Keywords: Rebirth; Sri Lanka; Meditation; Mindfulness; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 53
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Talks in the Netherlands
Godwin's talks given at a retreat in the Netherlands in 1998. Made available by Peter van Leeuwen. Uploaded by Anandajoti Bhikkhu. For an edited transcript of these and other talks given in the Netherlands in 1996, see here.
Keywords: Meditation; Mindfulness; Dhamma; Dharma; Awareness; Relationships
Downloads: 68
[audio]The Short Readings - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A reading of nine short pieces collected together at the beginning of the Khuddakanikāya, the 5th Nikāya in the Pāli Canon. They include the Discourse on the Blessings (Mangalasutta); the Discourse on the Treasures (Ratanasutta); and The Discourse on Friendliness Meditation (Mettasutta)
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 825
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Moral Education - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A short talk on the moral education of the young that was given on the occasion of a joint programme between the Bodhi Lankarama Dhamma School and the Than Hsian Chan Yuen Dharma School on 18th July 2010.
Keywords: Morals; Example; Education; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 40
[audio]The Discourse about Mindfulness while Breathing - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
An important discourse on meditation from the Middle Length Collection (Majjhima Nikaya, 118) of the Pali Canon giving instruction on Mindfulness while Breathing. The full text of this discourse can be found here: The Discourse about Mindfulness while Breathing.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 1,115
[audio]Ven. Bodhicitta: Giving up a Career to become a Bhikkhuni - Ven. Bodhicitta
A talk given in Taiping, Malaysia as part of a Dhamma Duta tour organised by the Support Network for Women Renunciants in Malaysia and Singapore. In the talk Ven. Bodhicitta discusses her motivation for giving up a successful career in Bio-Medicine to become a Theravada Bhikkhuni.
Keywords: Bhikkhunis, Nuns, Buddhism, Dhamma, Dharma
Downloads: 83
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Dhamma Talk on New Year's Day - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This talk was recorded on January 1st at the Vivekavana Office in Berapit, but is relevant also for any New Year's Day, including the Chinese so I am posting it today. The talk begins by reflecting on the past year and encouraging people to remember their good deeds, and then also to make a strong determination for the coming year to keep precepts and develop further their spiritual life. The talk ends with a chanting of the Mettasutta, Abhayaparitta and blessing chants, which is followed by sha...
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Kamma; Karma; Chanting
Downloads: 91
[audio]Episodes from the Life of the Buddha - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Translations from the Vinayapiṭaka of the Pāḷi Canon. I will add to this collection as and when I get the opportunity.
Keywords: Vinaya; Dhamma; Buddha
Downloads: 141
[audio]The Buddha goes to War - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This is part of the Introduction to the Story of the Cuckoo (Kuṇālajātaka, Jā 536). It tells the story of resource shortage in ancient India, the fight it gave rise to and how the Buddha intervened and prevented a war. It is therefore a very topical theme for our days.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Jataka; War; Resources
Downloads: 376
[audio]Nalinika's Story, Jataka 526 - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A story of the Buddha's former life. An improbable story about the seduction of an innocent boy who was brought up in isolation from women, while his Father, the Bodhisatta, is away in the forest.
Keywords: Buddha; Bodhisatta; Bodhisattva; Jataka
Downloads: 329
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